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Wisconsin roundup: Walker says Trump could tone down the rhetoric; thousands remain without power; 10 more state news stories
A bridge coming together
It’s not just the heat: Crops increase humidity
Tuber rescued on Apple River in Somerset
Wisconsin roundup: Hudson area struck by power outages as heat turns up; church admits wrongdoing; seven more state news stories
crime and courts
How has the past affected today’s outdoors heritage?
A good time to be a monster musky
U9 soccer champs in Chaska
Bob Burrows In the Front Row: Here's to days at the ballpark with Dad
Hudson lacrosse to play for state title
VIDEO: A night at the St. Croix County Fair
VIDEO: St. Croix County Fair opens its gates
St. Croix County Fair: Extreme heat prompts animal check-in process changes
RiverFest celebrates the St. Croix in Hudson
Daybreak Rotary names two essay winners
arts and entertainment
NAME CHANGE HEARING: Case No. 16-Cv-260, Brian Eggert II
FORECLOSURE: FNC Bank v. Eric J. Frank, et al; Case No. 15-CV-530
PROBATE ORDER: Clark G. Anderson Estate; Case No. 16-PR-48
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Ethelyn Rose Callahan Estate; Case No. 16PR49
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Cary J. Halverson Estate: Case No. 16PR45
Carol Johnson, 66
Dolores Ellen Boumeester, 81
Ruby Lawson, 92
Karen L. Rada, 77
Carol Johnson, 66
Our View: Congratulations to the Hudson High class of 2016
Randy's Ramblings: Quitting the circus, or goodbye to show business
Editorial: Courts get it right for newspapers, public
Our View: State still among worst for drunken driving
Day by Day: To everything there is a season, but this has been a touch spring
Real Estate Showcase
February 29, 2016
New table grape could last through frigid temps
It takes a hearty soul to live through a typical Wisconsin winter. It takes an even heartier grape to lie dormant through months of snow and...
February 29, 2016 - 9:34am
February 28, 2016
Berning sets sights on ‘new economy’ in Assembly race
Paul Berning was prepared to enter elected office in 2016, but his plans were altered after a longtime lawmaker announced his retirement from...
February 28, 2016 - 3:58pm
Randy's Ramblings: Madison is grabbing power from local governments
I remember when conservatives were the defenders of local control. That was when Democrats had some power in Madison. Now, with Republicans in charge of the Legislature and Scott Walker in the governor’s office the tables have turned. State Rep. Katrina Shankland, a Democrat from...
February 28, 2016 - 9:43am
February 27, 2016
Alleged marijuana growing operation discovered at Somerset house and garage
An active marijuana growing operation was uncovered by authorities this month in a Somerset man’s garage and home, according to charges filed in St. Croix County Circuit Court. An attached garage at 1909 Highway 35 contained 18 marijuana plants, while 12 more plants were found in...
News/crime and courts
February 27, 2016 - 4:38pm
February 25, 2016
Warm weather great treatment for ‘Birkie Fever’
By Mark Gherty, Hudson attorney and Nordic Sports Correspondent The 43rd Slumberland American Birkebeiner proceeded with great success, despite...
February 25, 2016 - 1:21pm
Gall named new Rivertown Multimedia publisher; Dzubay departing
Forum Communications Co., the parent firm of RiverTown Multimedia, has announced leadership changes that reflect the promotion of an existing...
February 25, 2016 - 9:41am
January 26, 2016
For decades, he was the ‘Ice Road’ king
North Hudsonite Dave “Swanee” Swanson was a godsend for Andersen Corp. workers who live in Wisconsin. As soon as the ice on the St. Croix...
January 26, 2016 - 11:19am
January 23, 2016
Funds available to help homeowners with repairs
Funds are available to help homeowners hoping to make repairs to their homes. The Home Repair Program, funded by the federal government and distributed...
January 23, 2016 - 10:20am
January 11, 2016
Pope picks area native for Superior bishop
After about a year of operating with no bishop, the Catholic Diocese of Superior, which includes Hudson, will soon have a new leader. Pope Francis...
January 11, 2016 - 1:41pm
Hudson’s first tiny house leaves on maiden voyage
Chris Otten of Hudson built a tiny house last year. On Dec. 18, Otten and his friend Eric Larson, pulled out from Otten’s parents’ driveway...
January 11, 2016 - 10:15am
December 28, 2015
Season's first big snowstorm on the way; Two men die after falling through ice; Nine more state news stories
Winter storm warnings are posted in all of Wisconsin as most of the state braces for its first major snow of the season. Two to 10 inches are in the forecast with the highest totals expected in western and central areas from mid-day today (Monday) through tomorrow afternoon. The National...
December 28, 2015 - 9:12am
December 25, 2015
State: replace -- don’t repair -- Little Falls Lake dam
The Little Falls Lake dam should be torn out and replaced with a new structure, according to a recommendation outlined in a new state report. The Department of Natural Resources released the 37-page document Dec. 14, which concluded that in spite of other alternatives, a rebuilt dam...
December 25, 2015 - 10:35am
December 21, 2015
The risk on the roadways
A week before Thanksgiving in 2013, Rolando Ontiveros-Contreras was riding shotgun in a 2000 Honda Civic cruising west on Highway 64 in rural...
December 21, 2015 - 10:59am
December 8, 2015
River bridge deck construction wrapping up for the season
St. Croix Crossing river bridge deck construction is nearing winter shut-down for the 2015 construction season as the temperature becomes too cold for the contractor to place additional segments. Epoxy, a strong adhesive used to join segments, cannot be applied when the temperature...
December 8, 2015 - 12:56pm
November 21, 2015
Willow River State Park lake has different look
These aerial photos show just how little water is left in the Little Falls Lake at the Willow River State Park. The water was first lowered...
November 21, 2015 - 5:32am